Facilities Manager

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world's largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2023. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercialising the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.

Role

ZeroAvia seeks an experienced Facilities Manager who will be responsible for safety, planning and executing all maintenance activities for our US facilities and support equipment, applying as a priority, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting techniques, committing to keep the facilities in full compliance with regulations as well as internal ZeroAvia processes.

  • You will develop and supervise the execution of facilities' preventive and corrective maintenance plans to ensure optimal performance keeping direct communication with management staff for all changes that affect the safety, quality, and/or operating conditions of the site.
  • Have budget responsibility, both OPEX and CAPEX, including lease management, lease administration, and accounting.
  • Manage the site to ensure safety, security, and emergency management is up to date and is being followed throughout the business. Provide support and training to colleagues on safe working practices.
  • Promote and lead on all aspects of safety including the development and administration of IIPP and MSDS binder by putting safety first and foremost in everything we do.
  • Develop a site Business Continuity Management, ensuring all disasters and scenarios are considered.
  • Schedule, assign priority, and follow up on all work done by direct reports to assure use of safe work practices and completion of assignment on schedule with a minimum interruption to the program.
  • Work with the Hydrogen Infrastructure Engineer to maintain & oversee the manufacture of the storage and refueling facility.
  • You will plan, develop and implement new methods and procedures related to facilities maintenance to drive improvements, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact. Responsible for the design of the department structure including job descriptions, training, performance review, and coaching to develop functional experts.
  • You will be responsible for the design and implementation of equipment installation standards, and the administration of electrical and mechanical repairs at the facility.
  • Manage all activities related to building maintenance and housekeeping ensuring high standards. You will be responsible for the technical evaluation and contract administration of the suppliers of maintenance services.
  • Maintain files of warranties, records, licenses, inspections, service agreements, and contracts for various pieces of equipment. Maintain the inventory, storage, and distribution of equipment. Provide recommendations for purchases of new equipment.
  • You will be responsible for managing facilities risk assessments ensuring that all critical elements and gaps are closed in a timely manner.
  • Schedule, assign priority, and follow up on all work done by direct reports and contractors to assure use of safe work practices and completion of assignments on schedule with a minimum interruption to the program.
  • You will plan, estimate costs and oversee physical moves or rearrangement of machinery and equipment according to prepared plant layouts. You will determine jobs to be done by outside contractors, obtain and review bids to determine successful bidders. Oversee progress of work and check completed contracted jobs to ensure quality and conformance with specifications.
  • You will plan, schedule, and coordinate maintenance to minimize downtime, unnecessary production costs, and production delays, and to ensure good housekeeping.
  • You will maintain spare parts and material stock to facilitate maintenance work. Participate in the activities related to energy or environmental programs to ensure compliance with government rules and regulations, such as energy conservation and hazardous waste handling, storage, and disposal.
  • Will involve travel/meetings to suppliers per current COVID rules.

Experience

  • A ‘hands-on’ approach to dealing with issues and problem-solving. Good communicator and self-motivator.
  • Previous facilities management experience looking after general machinery.
  • Experience in dealing with H&S requirements for storage & refueling systems
  • COSHH aware
  • Able to read building plans and proposals and calculate impacts of new equipment on current services.
  • Advanced mechanical skills and knowledge of plumbing, HVAC, and other building systems.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with a strong ability to prioritize.
  • Strong personal work ethic, and ability to meet critical deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Curious and self-directed with an ability to anticipate the need.
  • Positive attitude and a healthy sense of humor.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects while maintaining a firm grasp of individual project details.
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
  • Facilities management coursework in a technical or trade school, and/or Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience

Diversity and inclusion

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

Description

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world's largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2023. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercialising the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.

Role

ZeroAvia seeks an experienced Facilities Manager who will be responsible for safety, planning and executing all maintenance activities for our US facilities and support equipment, applying as a priority, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting techniques, committing to keep the facilities in full compliance with regulations as well as internal ZeroAvia processes.

  • You will develop and supervise the execution of facilities' preventive and corrective maintenance plans to ensure optimal performance keeping direct communication with management staff for all changes that affect the safety, quality, and/or operating conditions of the site.
  • Have budget responsibility, both OPEX and CAPEX, including lease management, lease administration, and accounting.
  • Manage the site to ensure safety, security, and emergency management is up to date and is being followed throughout the business. Provide support and training to colleagues on safe working practices.
  • Promote and lead on all aspects of safety including the development and administration of IIPP and MSDS binder by putting safety first and foremost in everything we do.
  • Develop a site Business Continuity Management, ensuring all disasters and scenarios are considered.
  • Schedule, assign priority, and follow up on all work done by direct reports to assure use of safe work practices and completion of assignment on schedule with a minimum interruption to the program.
  • Work with the Hydrogen Infrastructure Engineer to maintain & oversee the manufacture of the storage and refueling facility.
  • You will plan, develop and implement new methods and procedures related to facilities maintenance to drive improvements, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact. Responsible for the design of the department structure including job descriptions, training, performance review, and coaching to develop functional experts.
  • You will be responsible for the design and implementation of equipment installation standards, and the administration of electrical and mechanical repairs at the facility.
  • Manage all activities related to building maintenance and housekeeping ensuring high standards. You will be responsible for the technical evaluation and contract administration of the suppliers of maintenance services.
  • Maintain files of warranties, records, licenses, inspections, service agreements, and contracts for various pieces of equipment. Maintain the inventory, storage, and distribution of equipment. Provide recommendations for purchases of new equipment.
  • You will be responsible for managing facilities risk assessments ensuring that all critical elements and gaps are closed in a timely manner.
  • Schedule, assign priority, and follow up on all work done by direct reports and contractors to assure use of safe work practices and completion of assignments on schedule with a minimum interruption to the program.
  • You will plan, estimate costs and oversee physical moves or rearrangement of machinery and equipment according to prepared plant layouts. You will determine jobs to be done by outside contractors, obtain and review bids to determine successful bidders. Oversee progress of work and check completed contracted jobs to ensure quality and conformance with specifications.
  • You will plan, schedule, and coordinate maintenance to minimize downtime, unnecessary production costs, and production delays, and to ensure good housekeeping.
  • You will maintain spare parts and material stock to facilitate maintenance work. Participate in the activities related to energy or environmental programs to ensure compliance with government rules and regulations, such as energy conservation and hazardous waste handling, storage, and disposal.
  • Will involve travel/meetings to suppliers per current COVID rules.

Experience

  • A ‘hands-on’ approach to dealing with issues and problem-solving. Good communicator and self-motivator.
  • Previous facilities management experience looking after general machinery.
  • Experience in dealing with H&S requirements for storage & refueling systems
  • COSHH aware
  • Able to read building plans and proposals and calculate impacts of new equipment on current services.
  • Advanced mechanical skills and knowledge of plumbing, HVAC, and other building systems.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with a strong ability to prioritize.
  • Strong personal work ethic, and ability to meet critical deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Curious and self-directed with an ability to anticipate the need.
  • Positive attitude and a healthy sense of humor.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects while maintaining a firm grasp of individual project details.
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
  • Facilities management coursework in a technical or trade school, and/or Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience

Diversity and inclusion

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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